The SASY Neighborhood Association is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization. Our mission is to empower residents to engage in decision-making processes that affect life, business, and the natural and urban environments of the SASY and the east side of Madison. You’ll find static information on this site, including current board members, minutes of past meetings, neighborhood FAQ, and info on the Neigborhood and the Neighborhood Association. For more fresh information and photos follow our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and subscribe to our email group.
Board meetings are back IRL
After more than a year meeting online we’ve returned to in-person board meetings. As of August 12, 2021, our monthly board meetings will be held at our default location: Goodman Community Center. Occasionally, we may hold meetings in novel locations around the neighborhood. If we do that we’ll announce it on our Facebook and on our email group.
SASY has worked on a variety of projects to improve our neighborhood. A few of our efforts have included:
To learn more about current topics of interest to the SASY neighborhood, visit our active email discussion list shown on our web site home page, or download a neighborhood brochure.
The Schenk-Atwood-Starkweather-Yahara neighborhood (most people just say SASY) is located on the near-east side of Madison, Wisconsin. It stretches from the Yahara River on the west to the Starkweather Creek on the east, from East Washington Avenue on the north to Lake Monona on the south.
The SASY neighborhood council was formed in 1999, and then incorporated in 2017 as the SASY Neighborhood Association. SASY Inc. works with our Alder on the Madison Common Council (we’re in District 6) to represent the interests of neighborhood residents, businesses and organizations.
What we do:
AtwoodFest is an annual neighborhood music festival held on the last weekend in July on Atwood Avenue. AtwoodFest is produced by SASY Neighborhood Association, in partnership with the Barrymore Theatre and the Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center.
There are always plenty of volunteer opportunities available! Join a committee or run for a seat on our board of directors, volunteer at AtwoodFest or a Solstice celebration. Start here.
SASY has several standing committees that address a variety of issues and programs, including preservation and devleopment, traffic, environmental and special events. See more here.